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  • Tehachapi Cancer Foundation fundraiser, June 1

    Jim Wallace, contributing writer|May 28, 2024

    Tehachapi Cancer Foundation is hosting a fundraiser on June 1 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Dorner Family Vineyard, 18274 Old Ranch Rd. The event itself is free to attend, dinner will be catered by P-Dubs and will cost $30 for beef or chicken and sides. Dinner tickets can be purchased in person from Jeannette Devlin or Jim Wallace at Country Real Estate. Dinner tickets will be available at the event, also. We will have D.J. music by Lil’ Ntertainment, photo booth, live and silent auction items and a 50/50 drawing. This will be a great event to raise m...

  • Cummings Valley School 8th annual Space Race 5K and Fun Run, May 31

    Cummings Valley School|May 28, 2024

    You can walk, trot, jog or run! Whatever you can do, come and support Cummings Valley School and most of all have fun! All ages are welcome to participate in the 8th annual Space Race 5K and Fun Run. The event takes place on Friday, May 31 at 7:30 a.m. Medals will be awarded to 1st-3rd place finishers in five age groups, from toddlers to senior citizens. This event is sponsored by the Cummings Valley Student Council. Proceeds from the event will support Student Council activities for the children of Cummings Valley Elementary School. All...

  • Cheers to Charity – Celebrating a decade of doing good

    Cheers to Charity|May 28, 2024

    Cheers to Charity (C2C) is proud to announce that plans for the party of the year are in the works. The team is excited to be celebrating a decade of doing good and have a few surprises for everyone attending. The evening's ambiance is amazing, the food and beverages are tasty, and the dancing and games are a delightful experience. But the whole reason for the event is to support local nonprofits in an uplifting way. To date, the Cheers team has donated $377,458 to 34 local charities. "We are...

  • Don't miss the June 1 Car Cruise

    Clare Scotti, contributing writer|May 28, 2024

    More than two dozen cars have signed up to cruise in the Thunder on the Mountain Spring Car Cruise, taking place June 1. There's plenty of room for more. Engines will start at 8 a.m. at Keene Cafe and all the participants will cruise up Woodford-Tehachapi road past the Loop Overlook to P-Dubs Brew Pub/Mountain Bowling for a car show afterward. Registration is $10. Visit thunderonthemountaincarshow.com for details and to register. You can also register the morning of the event at Keene Cafe and...

  • Railroad Museum events

    May 28, 2024

    Interested in local history? Mark your calendar now for the Friends of the Tehachapi Depot (FOTD) free event taking place Tuesday, June 11 at 6 p.m. in the Tehachapi Depot freight room. There will be food and drink served followed by a presentation from Antelope Valley (AV) Historian Bob Alvis. Bob will discuss the original Santa Fe railroad line that ran from Boron to Mojave, California. The line was relocated to its present location paralleling Highway 58 as a result of the expansion of...

  • There are bargains galore at Museum Rummage Sale, June 1

    Phyllis Belcher, contributing writer|May 28, 2024

    Volunteers have been busy gathering, sorting and pricing items for Tehachapi Museum’s annual Rummage Sale, which takes place Saturday, June 1 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on the porch and in the patio of the Errea House. The house, located at 311 S. Green St., is named after family members who lived there for over 60 years. The Rummage Sale is a major fundraiser to support the many projects and events offered by the museum. There is a wide array of items donated for sale. Come browse and you may find just the thing you need for yourself or your h...

  • Klew celebrates 25 years, May 18

    Karen Lewis, contributing writer|May 11, 2024

    The name Klew has been a part of my identity for many years, beginning in high school when I decided to go by it instead of my given name, Karen Lewis. I found it to be a unique and stylish name back then, but I could never have predicted that it would become the name of my small business, Klew Expressions, which I established in 1988 to showcase my polymer clay art beads. I needed more space and rented a small studio in the industrial park on West J Street. Soon I began to get calls with people...

  • 'Reverse Draw' benefiting Tehachapi High School Athletics, May 18

    Tehachapi Warriors Booster Club Inc|May 11, 2024

    The Tehachapi Warriors Booster Club announces the return of the "Reverse Draw," benefiting Tehachapi High School Athletics on Saturday, May 18 at Westlane Brewing, 207 E. H St., Tehachapi, beginning at 6 p.m. The event is returning for the first time in several years with a slightly different format which increases the odds of winning the $5,000 grand prize. Only 99 tickets will be sold for this event. Each number will be placed in a hopper and each number drawn will be eliminated until one...

  • Art 2024 artist demo day, May 18

    Pat Doody, staff writer|May 11, 2024

    For the fourth consecutive year, the Tehachapi Arts Commission will be holding its nationally recognized art show at the Aspen Builders Community Activity Center in July. Those who have attended in prior years can attest to the beauty and creativity brought to canvas by the artists who come here to paint our community during the May paint out. This year, 50 artists from around the country will be painting in Tehachapi from May 17-19, beginning the paintings that will be submitted and juried...

  • Local Memorial Day Ceremonies

    May 11, 2024

    Philip Marx Central Park East E Street, Tehachapi. On Monday, May 27 at 11 a.m. Join us as we remember our fallen service members with pride this Memorial Day. Together we pay homage to those who have given us our freedom. As part of the ceremony, we will be displaying photos of our fallen service members. We will be accepting submissions from Tehachapi residents for pictures of fallen service members until May 13 to remember and honor them that day and beyond. To submit their photos, please...

  • Youth Initiative Expo, May 18

    Dallas DeHart, contributing writer|May 11, 2024

    A Youth Initiative Expo will be hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Tehachapi on May 18 at the Tehachapi Community Church, located at 100 E. E St., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May is mental health awareness month and Kiwanis is eager to help youth achieve mental and physical well being. This event will provide resources to parents for youth coming to terms with physical disabilities, mental health struggles, gender identity or gender preferences as well as resources for youth to get involved with their communities through volunteering. This is a free...

  • Museum plans for annual rummage sale, June 1

    Phyllis Belcher, contributing writer|May 11, 2024

    It’s time for spring cleaning and that is a perfect time to discover items that you no longer need. You can donate them to Tehachapi Heritage League for their annual rummage sale which takes place June 1. They are accepting donations Tuesday through Thursday, May 28 to May 30. Please bring items someone else may find useful such as gently used clothing, household items, tools, decorative items or small furniture. Place items on the porch of the Errea House, which is located at 311 S. Green St. Volunteers will sort and price items on those d...

  • Bench Dedication Ceremony, May 22

    May 11, 2024

    The City of Tehachapi is assisting the Tehachapi American Legion Post 221 with a bench dedication ceremony on Wednesday, May 22 at 10 a.m. This will be the second custom-made wind turbine bench the City of Tehachapi is dedicating to our veteran community. "We appreciate this thoughtful and generous donation of custom-made benches and wanted to make sure they are on public display in special locations throughout Tehachapi. Our American Legion Post 221 was the first organization we thought of," sa...

  • The Thunder is back, June 1

    Clare Scotti, contributing writer|May 11, 2024

    Automobile and motorbike enthusiasts are signing up from all over to take part in the Thunder on the Mountain Spring Car Cruise, taking place June 1. Engines will start at 8 a.m. at Keene Cafe and all the participants will cruise up Woodford-Tehachapi Road past the Loop Overlook to P-Dubs Brew Pub and Mountain Bowling for a car show afterward. Registration is $10. Visit www.thunderonthemountaincarshow.com for details and to register. This event is sponsored by 1st Priority Registration...

  • Vintage signals presentation, May 25

    Diana Buerge, contributing writer|May 11, 2024

    In advance of the 14th anniversary of the opening of the Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum, the museum will be operating the vintage signals in the Stokoe Signal Garden on Saturday, May 25, at 1 p.m. Retired signalman Mark McGowan will explain their purpose, function and history. If you've never seen them operate, you should try to make it, and even if you have, it's still pretty cool! The Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum is located at 101 W. Tehachapi Blvd., Tehachapi and is open Thursday through...

  • Coffee with the Mayor, May 16

    May 11, 2024

    The City of Tehachapi invites the community to attend this month's Coffee with the Mayor at the newly rebranded Mountain Coffee House, formerly Kamenz Kafe, on Thursday, May 16 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Mayor Michael Davies and other city officials will be present to answer any questions residents may have regarding city happenings. The Coffee with the Mayor event was designed to create a comfortable setting for the community to engage with its local government, meet the mayor, councilmembers and...

  • Introducing the Great Tehachapi Scavenger Hunt

    Clare Scotti, contributing writer|Apr 27, 2024

    The Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce is hosting a different kind of Scavenger Hunt starting May 1 to encourage residents and visitors to explore Tehachapi and shop local. The beautiful spring weather has the flowers blooming and it’s a perfect time to go on a Tehachapi adventure. The Great Tehachapi Scavenger Hunt is an Instagram competition. Starting May 1, contestants across Tehachapi and beyond are encouraged to participate and complete the hunt. The winning individual or team will w...

  • 15th anniversary Wild West Wagfest and Fundraiser, May 18

    Marley's Mutts Dog Rescue|Apr 27, 2024

    On May 18, Marley's Mutts is hosting Wild West Wagfest, a 15th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser, that features food, live music and a silent auction at Buck Owen's Crystal Palace, 2800 Buck Owens Blvd., Bakersfield. This event is a celebration of Marley's Mutts grassroots efforts and also a fundraiser to sustain programs that benefit the community. Kern County shelters are overwhelmed and unable to provide space for the abundance of stray dogs. Marley's Mutts' goal is to save as many dogs...

  • Father's Day Ride – New cycling event in Tehachapi, June 15

    Brandon Griffith, TMTA, contributing writer|Apr 27, 2024

    The Tehachapi Mountain Trails Association has announced that they are partnering with Fernando Gonzales of Get A Bike bike shop in Bakersfield to host the Fathers Day Ride (FDR) – Tour de Tehachapi on June 15. Fernando has hosted this ride for the past seven years as a fun ride, spread by word-of-mouth. With this partnership, the group plans to make it an official annual event in the spirit of the Tehachapi Gran Fondo that was held in Tehachapi from 2014 to 2017. There will be three routes f...

  • 'Free the Ladybug' event, May 4

    Jessica DeMumbrum, contributing writer|Apr 27, 2024

    This is the second year the Desert Rose Garden Club of California City will be hosting a "Free the Ladybug" event for the kids. About 20,000 ladybugs will be let loose! Last year it was 10,000 and ladybugs were flying and crawling and landing on everybody! There will also be: face painting, rock painting, miniature gardens and a game called, The Ladybug Hustle. The event will be May 4, 10 to 11:30 a.m., at Central Park in California City. Tortoise Days will be starting at noon in the same...

  • Library Audio Sale, Spring Book Sale

    Mark Fisher, contributing writer|Apr 27, 2024

    If you enjoy CDs, DVDs and audiobooks, the Friends of the Library are having a pop-up Audio Sale at the Golden Hills CSD Yard Sale on Saturday, May 4 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a "Bag" sale where you can fill up a bag with CDs, DVDs and audiobooks for just $5 a bag. The funds generated from all Friends of the Library Book sales go to support programs for children, youth and adults. This includes programs like the upcoming Summer Reading Challenge. As a reminder, the Friends of the...

  • Bear Valley Springs roadside trash pickup, May 11

    Laurie Rude-Betts, contributing writer|Apr 27, 2024

    On a beautiful spring day, a dozen people showed up to display their pride for the community by picking up roadside trash from the BVS gate to State Route 202. We "picked up" the biggest piece of trash ever: a crushed water tank! Those taking part were Greg Chick, Jane Tanaka, Mike Coughlin, Linda Coverdale, Greg Hahn, Doug Kirkpatrick, Ingrid Lindquist, Melanie McDavid, Sheri and Mitch McDiffett, Kathy Underwood and Laurie Rude Betts. Please join us on our next pickup, Saturday, May 11, at 9...

  • First Friday at Gallery 'N' Gifts, May 3

    Steve Lighthill, contributing writer|Apr 27, 2024

    Please join us to welcome Donna Weil during our First Friday event, Friday May 3, 4 to 7 p.m. at Gallery 'N' Gifts, 100 W. Tehachapi Blvd. Beverages and refreshments will be served. Donna's work will be on display throughout the month of May in our Fine Arts Gallery. Make sure to stop by to admire Donna's work and support this outstanding California artist. Gallery 'N' Gifts is open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donna Weil was born in Washington D.C. and grew up in North Hollywood. She...

  • 5x5 Art Show raises money for Rising Star Riders

    Tehachapi Arts Center|Apr 27, 2024

    Rising Star Riders, in conjunction with Tehachapi Arts Center Co-op, presents our second annual 5x5 art show and sale on May 3. In keeping with 5x5 tradition, doors will open at 5:55 p.m., all art is sized 5 inches by 5 inches and will be sold for $55.55! This annual fundraising event provides area artists a chance to display their talents and allows the community to purchase a quality piece of artwork at an affordable price. Snacks and beverages will be served as part of the First Friday...

  • National Day of Prayer in Tehachapi

    Brian Drucker, contributing writer|Apr 27, 2024

    National days of prayer have been declared all the way back to the times of the 13 colonies, by presidents George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Harry Truman. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan made it law that the first Thursday in May would always be the National Day of Prayer. This year it will fall on Thursday, May 2. In light of the turmoil and the danger that our country is facing, asking God’s help seems like a great idea! In Tehachapi, there will be two main events on May 2. There will be a Prayer Rally in front of City Hall from noon t...

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